Laura Cyr – Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org | (207) 453-4258 ext. 213
Laura Cyr was hired as the Executive Director at KVCOG in November 2018. Originally from Westbrook, Laura, an Emerge Maine graduate, has spent time living and working in Portland, Lewiston-Auburn, and Orono. She has a background in higher education finance and planning, public policy, and campaign management. Laura holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from the University of Southern Maine as well as several advanced certificates in finance, nonprofit management, and statistical methods. She is currently working on completing a Ph. D. in Public Policy and hopes to complete her dissertation in 2020. Outside of work, Laura and her fiancee live in Orono while house hunting in central Maine.
Chris Huck – Planning Director
email@example.com | (207) 453-4258 ext. 222
Chris Huck has been Planning Director at KVCOG since one month before his son was born. (His son is now 23, graduated college, and working in Oregon.) Chris is responsible for the activities of the Community Planners at KVCOG, who assist towns with plans, ordinance-writing and enforcement, mapping, solid waste management, community improvement, and other projects. Chris has authored comprehensive plans for 26 of the towns in the region, as well as several regional plans. His duties include transportation planning activities, demographic analysis, joint purchasing, and efforts to support local agriculture. Chris has degrees in Forestry from Michigan State University and University of Montana.
Joel Greenwood – Community Planner
firstname.lastname@example.org | (207) 453-4258 ext. 219
Joel Greenwood is originally from Manchester, UK and came to Maine in January 2009. He has a background in municipal service, environmental improvement and housing. As the Community Planner at KVCOG he is responsible for assisting with land use issues, comprehensive planning, ordinance writing, bicycle and pedestrian planning, maintaining and utilizing the GIS system. Outside of work Joel lives with his Wife, 2 dogs and 2 cats and enjoys working in animal rescue, hiking and playing and listening to music.
Ross Nason – Environmental Planner
email@example.com | (207) 453-4258 ext. 220
Ross Nason is currently the Environmental Planner for KVCOG where he assists members with various technical issues that include transfer station and recycling center planning, design and operations; household hazardous waste collections, and universal waste management. Previously, he managed municipal and regional facilities across Waldo County. Ross is active with many statewide groups including: the Maine Resource Recovery Association (MRRA), a 300 town municipal recycling cooperative, and Time and Tide, a resource conservation and development organization. Ross is the founding president of NAHMMA New England (North American Hazardous Materials Management Association). Ross holds B.S’ in Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine, where he also completed graduate studies in Bio-Resource Engineering and Public Administration. Ross enjoys fishing, woodworking, and hanging out with his family in the quiet farming community of Palmyra.
Cary Tyson – Community & Economic Development Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org | (207) 453-4258 ext. 220
Cary Tyson is the Community & Economic Development Specialist for KVCOG. In this role he works with towns throughout the region on issues related to local economies, quality of place and community engagement. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration a Bachelor’s Degree in English as well as certifications in Economic Gardening, Public Sector Management and Volunteer Management. He received an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force National Guard and currently serves as Secretary of Discover Downtown Westbrook.
Brandy Meader – Office Programmer/Administrative Assistant
INFO@KVCOG.ORG – (207) 453-4258 ext. 211
Brandy Meader is the Office Programmer/Administrative Assistant for KVCOG. She is responsible for providing administrative support, project assistance, and community & outreach support. She has a background in municipal government, mortgage lending, and investment planning. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, coaching, and is a big New England Patriots fan.